Rope Shelves – A Quick and Easy DIY
Hi and welcome back! After a great summer home, the kiddos went back to school yesterday. We had such a nice time at home this year! They are now eight and six, so the activities we get to do are so fun. However, now that they are in school I can work away on getting the house in order. There is so much to do here, sometimes I get so overwhelmed. But it’s a fun overwhelmed :). One project I was able to complete this summer were these rope shelves because they were so easy! I saw them over on Remodelaholic and thought they would be perfect for “the ledge”. We had this space, above the pool table in the main room that I’ve been working on decorating. I loved the rope shelves, so I decided to give them a try. They really were easy.
I cut three boards and drilled holes for the rope to pass through. Two holes, on each end, of each board. If you have trouble drilling holes, here’s a little tip…
Drill the hole halfway through, just until the tip of the drill bit pokes all the way through. Then, flip the board over and place the drill bit in the hole and drill from the other side. This will give you a nice, clean hole.
After getting the boards “prepped”, I sanded them down, then I painted them. I followed the directions from the original post (HERE). Head on over to see all the gritty details. The knots were a little hard to get in the right place, but I just used a level and “tweaked” each one, working from the top down.
As it turns out, I had a lot of trouble decorating the shelves, I don’t have a lot of decor. I saw THIS post from Honeycomb Home and thought it was a great idea. I grabbed some old books and added some fabric. And I got these little cookie jar houses at Goodwill for 50 cents each and spray painted them.
I’m still not sure about all of the decorations, I may still move them around, but I did find these Road Runners at a local thrift shop and I love them. Ever since we moved to Oklahoma in January, we have been on the lookout for road runners, and we’ve seen them twice – literally running on the road! Also, my kids school’s mascot is road runners, so they were a perfect find for $4.50.
That’s it for now! Let me know if you have any questions about these rope shelves, I for some reason forgot to take as many pics along the way as I usually do. I blame the summer heat.
Thanks for stopping by!
Rope Shelves – A Quick and Easy DIY
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Such a cool idea, I’ve seen these shelves in a couple restaurants around town but haven’t thought to try it myself. Thanks for the inspiration. And I think you decorated them nicely. Lovin those road runners!! Thank you so much for sharing this pin on the P3 party Board! We loved your pin and it will be featured this Friday on Made in a Day! So expect a little traffic from me on Social Media tomorrow.
Thank you so much Kim! I’m so excited :). I really appreciate the love!!
CUTE HOUSES!!! Love them!! This is such a great DIY! Pinned!
Thank you so much!!
This came out great! I was actually planning on doing a very similar project soon!
Thank you Roxanne!! I can’t wait to see yours!
Oh my gosh, I love this!! What a fun idea for shelving!
Thanks so much Meg!
I LOVE these shelves! So cool April. Also, dig how you used different colors for each one. Great decor pieces too. Kids are back and you get the tackle the house! So jealous 🙂
Thanks so much! It was bitter sweet, the start of school this year. But getting time to work on the house is so nice!!
This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing at Friday Favorites!
Thank you Michelle!
Your hanging shelves look really great! It actually looks like a project I could handle :). I love how you styled them with such special and unique items.
Thanks so much Jamie!!
It is so cute! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week! Sharing on Twitter!
I forgot to mention — I chose your post as my feature pick for next week’s Merry Monday link party. It starts on Sunday at 6 PM PST. I hope you’ll stop by to grab a “I was featured” button!
That’s Awesome! Thank you so much and I’ll grab a button!
This is so cool. I think the deco pieces looks fabulous. I love the little bike…so so cute.
Thanks so much Trish!
You’re so full of awesome DIY ideas for shelves and decor. Thanks for linking up to Blogger Brags. I have pinned your post to the Blogger Brags Pinterest board.
I love the roadrunners, even more, I love your idea of spray painting a cookie jar. I’ll never look over those as goodwill again!
I am not sure I would have the patience to tie the ropes evenly for these shelves. You did a great job.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Lauree!! The knotting of the rope was a bit tedious, but I honestly thought it was going to be worse. It came together pretty easily. Thanks for stopping by!
These are so cool! I might just need to make something like this for in my bathroom. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link.
These are great! My husband made shelves like this about 33 years ago….and now they’re back in fashion!
Oh how neat! Thanks for stopping by :).